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Messenger - Windows XP Service

Transmits net send and Alerter service messages between clients and servers. This service is not related to Windows Messenger. If this service is stopped, Alerter messages will not be transmitted. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

This service exists in Windows XP only.

Startup Type

Windows XP edition without SP SP1 SP2 SP3
Home Automatic Automatic Disabled Disabled
Professional Automatic Automatic Disabled Disabled

Default Properties

Display name:Messenger
Service name:Messenger
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
File:%WinDir%\System32\msgsvc.dll
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem

Default Behavior

The Messenger service runs as LocalSystem in a shared process. It shares an executable file with other services. If the Messenger fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the Messenger service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Messenger will not start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:

Restore Default Startup Type for Messenger

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows XP edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreMessengerWindowsXP.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Run the downloaded batch file.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the msgsvc.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\System32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows XP installation media.